The Fund seeks to achieve net asset volatility per unit of trust assets which closely correlates with the movement of the MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) Index ex Japan by investing mainly in all or a portion of separately stipulated investment trust securities.

Key information
Name: Listed Index Fund World Equity (MSCI ACWI) ex Japan

ProspectusProspectus

Interim Earnings ReportInterim Earnings Report

Code: 1554

Net Asset Value and Performance

NAV (per 100 shares): ¥   (As of: ) Net Assets:
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Net Asset Value (per Shares) (excluding dividend payment) (¥)
MSCI ACWI ex Japan Index

  • NAV value is listed after deducting trust fees.
  • AUM per share and the index are indexed at 100 starting from 3rd March 2011 (inception day) and 8th March 2011 (listing day).
  • Trademarks and all other intellectual property for all labels containing "MSCI ACWI ex Japan Index" are the sole property of MSCI Inc.
  • The performance, data, etc., noted above are based on past information and neither guarantee nor promise future performance.

Structure of the Fund

This Fund of Funds invests in securities held for investment trust.

  • International Developed Countries Equity Index Fund (for Institutional Investors)
    The Fund invests mainly in rights for stock price index futures trading in developed countries' equities (including DR (depositary receipts) and country funds) excluding Japan, and aims to link its investment performance with the movement of yen-converted MSCI-KOKUSAI Index.

    * MSCI-KOKUSAI Index is an index that represents the synthesized performance of the world major stock markets excluding Japan being published by MSCI Inc.

  • International Emerging Countries Equity Index Fund (for Institutional Investors)
    The Fund invests mainly in rights for stock price index futures trading in emerging countries' equities (including DR (depositary receipts) and country funds) excluding Japan, and aims to link its investment performance with the movement of yen-converted MSCI Emerging Market Index.

    * MSCI Emerging Market Index is an index that represents the synthesized performance of the world emerging countries' stock markets being published by MSCI Inc.

  • Money Account Mother Fund
    This fund seeks to achieve stable returns through stable management by investing in public and corporate bonds. Fund Structure

Listed Index Fund World Equity (MSCI ACWI) ex Japan

Fund Name Listed Index Fund World Equity (MSCI ACWI) ex Japan
Open-ended type/Foreign/Stocks/ETF/Index fund
Listed Exchange Tokyo Stock Exchange
Issue Code 1554
Targeted Investments Investment trust securities that seek to closely match the movement of the yen-converted MSCI ACWI ex Japan Index.
Date Listed 8 March 2011 (launched on 3 March 2011)
Exchange Trading Unit 10 units
Trust period Unlimited
Computation Period From 21 January of each year to 20 January of the next year
*The first computation period shall be from 3 March 2011 to 20 January 2012
Closing Date 20 January of each year
Dividends All revenue from dividends arising from the trust assets will be, in principle, paid as dividends on the last day of the fiscal year after deducting expenses.
*There is no guarantee on the payment or the amount of dividend.

Overview of Fees & Expenses

Trading Fee Stipulated by the broker. Please contact the broker for details.
Amount to be Retained in Trust Assets 0.3% of NAV at the time of exchange.
Trust Fee

Not more than 0.27% (0.25% excluding taxes) per annum of net assets.

The breakdown of the trust fee rate is as follows: the fund's trust fee rate is no higher than 0.162% per annum (0.15% before tax) and the trust fee rate for incorporating investment trust securities targeted for investment is approximately 0.108% per annum (0.1% before tax).
*The real trust fee rate (the annual rate) payable by the beneficiaries will change depending on factors including the fund's weighting in investment trusts securities targeted for investment or changes in the portfolio.

Other Fees and Costs

An amount no more than the total amount for the trust period reached by multiplying an annual rate of 0.1% on the fund's daily net asset value.

1. Expenses for the preparation and distribution of prospectuses, 2. Accounting and other administrative costs, 3. Preparation for the financial summary (includes outsourcing costs for 1. to 3. where applicable), 4. Audit costs, 5. Expenses for listing of the Fund, as well as 6. Royalties for the MSCI ACWI ex Japan Index are paid out of the trust assets at the times specified by the Management Company.

Brokerage commissions on securities in the portfolio, interest on borrowings, interest on advances, lending fee (in case security lending is conducted, the amount obtained by multiplying a lending fee on securities lent by a figure which is a profit for Trust Assets, not exceeding 0.54 (0.5 excluding taxes) (0.5 excluding taxes as of the date of the filling of the securities registration statement), and other fees are paid out of the trust assets each time they are incurred.

*The figures for items such as the rate and maximum amount cannot be provided in advance as they fluctuate in line with investment performance and other factors.

The total amount of expenses of the Fund to be borne by investors varies according to holding length and investment status, and thus cannot be shown.

Major Investment Restrictions

  • This fund will not invest in any portfolio, stocks and bonds other than securities held for investment trust, short-term corporate bonds, commercial paper and designated money in trust.
  • There is no restriction as to the investment ratio for assets denominated in foreign currencies.

Trustee Companies

  • The Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

MSCI ACWI ex Japan Index is an equity index developed by MSCI Inc., and it is the weighted-average of overall investment return of equities in developed and emerging countries excluding Japan by market capitalization ratio and then assigning index values accordingly.

What is MSCI ACWI ex Japan Index?

Further Information

Japan Exchange Group (JPX)

  • Listed ETF Prices

    To see the Listed ETF Prices, please follow this link and click "Display of stock price".

MSCI Index

  • MSCI ACWI Performance Data
    After clicking the above link, please chose the following criteria.
    Market : All Country (DM+EM)
    Currency : USD
    Index Level : Price
    Size : Standard
    Style : Core
    Please click "Search" and choose "ACWI ex Japan" in the list.

* For enquiries regarding this fund's holdings, please contact MSCI Barra.

Japan Exchange Group publishes summaries and lists of the ETFs, as well as other valuable information on their website.

MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) Index ex Japan

THE FUNDS ARE NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED, SOLD OR PROMOTED BY MSCI, ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, ANY OF ITS INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY INVOLVED IN, OR RELATED TO, COMPILING, COMPUTING OR CREATING ANY INDEXES (COLLECTIVELY, THE "MSCI PARTIES"). THE FUNDS HAVE NOT BEEN PASSED ON BY ANY OF THE MSCI PARTIES AS TO THEIR LEGALITY OR SUITABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY. NONE OF THE MSCI PARTIES MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OR BEARS ANY LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUNDS.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NONE OF THE MSCI PARTIES MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE ISSUERS OR OWNERS OF THE FUNDS, LICENSEE OR ANYOTHER PERSON OR ENTITY REGARDING THE ADVISABILITY OF INVESTING IN FUNDS GENERALLY OR IN THE FUNDS PARTICULARLY OR THE ABILITY OF THE INDEXES TO TRACK CORRESPONDING STOCK MARKET PERFORMANCE. MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES ARE THE LICENSORS OF CERTAIN TRADEMARKS, SERVICEMARKS AND TRADE NAMES AND OF THE INDEXES WHICH ARE DETERMINED, COMPOSED AND CALCULATED BY MSCI WITHOUT REGARD TO THE FUNDS, THE ISSUER OF THE FUNDS, THE OWNERS OF THE FUNDS, LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY. NONE OF THE MSCI PARTIES HAS ANY OBLIGATION TO TAKE THE NEEDS OF THE ISSUERS OR OWNERS OF THE FUNDS, LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY INTO CONSIDERATION IN DETERMINING, COMPOSING OR CALCULATING THE INDEXES. NONE OF THE MSCI PARTIES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OR HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE DETERMINATION OF THE TIMINGOF, PRICES AT, OR QUANTITIES OF THE FUNDS TO BE ISSUED OR IN THE DETERMINATION OR CALCULATION OF THE EQUATION BY OR THE CONSIDERATION INTO WHICH THE FUNDS ARE REDEEMABLE. FURTHER, NONE OF THE MSCI PARTIES HAS ANY OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY TO THE ISSUERS OF THE FUNDS, THE OWNERS OF THE FUNDS, LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ADMINISTRATION, MARKETING OR OFFERING OF THE FUNDS.

ALTHOUGH MSCI SHALL OBTAIN INFORMATION FOR INCLUSION IN OR FOR USE IN THE CALCULATION OF THE MSCI INDEXES FROM SOURCES THAT MSCI CONSIDERS RELIABLE, NONE OF THE MSCI PARTIES WARRANTS OR GUARANTEES THE ORIGINALITY, ACCURACY AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF ANY MSCI INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN.

NONE OF THE MSCI PARTIES MAKES ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY LICENSEE, LICENSEE'S CUSTOMERS OR COUNTERPARTIES, ISSUERS OF THE FUNDS, OWNERS OF THE FUNDS, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY, FROM THE USE OF ANY MSCI INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. NONE OF THE MSCI PARTIES SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY MSCI INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. FURTHER, NONE OF THE MSCI PARTIES MAKES ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIEDWARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND THE MSCI PARITES HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO EACH MSCI INDEX AND ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY OF THE MSCI PARTIES HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS) EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

This Fund can be applied for as a cash creation and a cash redemption at Authorised Participants in addition to the Tokyo Stock Exchange. When applying as a direct addition and exchange, please keep in mind that we cannot accept your application on the following dates:

Authorized Participants

  • SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
  • Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
  • ABN AMRO Clearing Tokyo Co., Ltd.
  • Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.

Daily Creation and redemption are based on ETF's NAV calculated in early evening. Confirm non-tradable days by referring to trading calendar on our official homepage. Basket for creation is continually-updated on our official homepage.

Basically sell/buy at last price of T day's market while FX rate is TTM of one business day after the application (10am on T+1)

The flow chart below is showing the creation/redemption process for Nikko AM ETFs. Please note that transactions cannot be processed for days on which applications are not accepted.

Creation Flow for Cash Creation/Redemption Type ETFs

Cash Creation/Redemption Type ETFs

Redemption Flow for Cash Creation/Redemption Type ETFs

Redemption flow for cash Creation/Redemption Type ETFs

Investors are not guaranteed the investment principal that they commit. Investors may incur a loss and the value of their investment principal may fall below par as the result of a decline in market price or NAV. All profits and losses arising from investments in the Fund belong to the investors (beneficiaries). This fund is different from saving deposit.

This Fund will invest mainly in rights for stock price index futures trading and short-term bonds, therefore, the NAV may fall and the Fund may incur losses due to falls in the prices of rights for stock price index futures trading and short-term bonds, or worsening financial standing or business results of short-term bonds issuers. Losses may also be incurred due to exchange rate fluctuation when investing in assets denominated in foreign currencies.

Major risks are as follows:

1. Price Fluctuation Risk
Stock prices fluctuate as they are affected by information on the company's growth rate and profitability as well as changes in such information. They also fluctuate as they are affected by economic and political conditions in Japan and abroad. There is a risk that the Fund will suffer material losses if unexpected changes occur in stock price movements or liquidity.

In general, the prices of rights relating to stock index futures will fluctuate due to fluctuations in the stock prices of companies used to calculate the stock price index, and the constituent stock markets of the stock price index. In addition, the prices of rights relating to stock index trading can fluctuate due to fluctuations in other domestic and overseas stock price indices. There is a risk that the Fund will suffer material losses if prices of rights relating to stock index futures trading in the fund changes unexpectedly and results in an unanticipated fluctuation in the prices of stocks related to the stock price index and the constituent stock markets of the stock price index.

In general, stocks of emerging countries and rights related to stock index futures trading tend to exhibit higher price volatility compared with those of developed countries and rights related to stock index futures trading. This can also have a significant impact on the Fund's NAV.

Corporate and government bonds generally have a price fluctuation risk arising from changes in interest rates. Generally, their prices go down when interest rates rise, causing the NAV of the funds to fall. The degree of price fluctuation varies depending on the remaining time to maturity, coupon rate and other issuance conditions.

2. Liquidity Risk
Where the market size or trading volume is small, buying and selling prices for securities may be largely affected. This results in the risk that securities cannot be traded at the expected prices, sold at the appraised prices, or that trading volume is limited regardless of prices. This creates the risk of unexpected losses.

In general, stocks of emerging countries and rights related to stock index futures trading may exhibit higher liquidity risk compared with those of developed countries and rights related to stock index futures trading due to smaller market scale and trading amount.

3. Credit Risk
There is a risk that the Fund will incur material losses in the event of a serious crisis that directly or indirectly affects the business of a corporation in which the Fund invests. The prices of stocks of issuers may substantially decrease (possibly to zero) due to fears of default or corporate bankruptcy, which can contribute to a decline in the Fund's NAV.

If a default has occurred or is expected to occur, for issuers of public and corporate bonds or short-term financial assets, the prices of such public and corporate bonds or short-term financial assets decline (the value could even fall to zero). This results in a decline of the Fund's NAV. In addition, if default in fact occurs, there is a high possibility of being unable to collect investment funds.

4. Currency Fluctuation Risk
For foreign-currency-denominated assets, in general, if the yen is stronger than the currencies of such assets, the Fund's NAV will decline.

In general, emerging countries' currencies show higher volatility than those of developed countries.

5. Country Risk
There is a risk that the Fund may incur material losses due to market trends or the flow of funds, including emergencies in invested countries (such as financial crises, government default due to financial reasons, significant policy changes or introductions of new regulations including asset freezes, natural disasters, coups or significant political changes, or war). In such cases, the fund cannot be managed in accordance with the investment policy.

In general, emerging countries do not disclose enough information, or accurate information cannot be obtained in a timely manner.

6. Security-lending Risk
Lending of securities is accompanied by counterparty risks, which are the risks of default or cancellation of lending agreements as result of bankruptcy, etc., by the counterparties. As a result, there is a risk that the Fund will suffer unanticipated losses. Following the default or cancellation of a lending agreement, when liquidation procedures are implemented by using the collateral that is set aside in the lending agreement, the procurement cost of buying back the securities can surpass the collateral value, due to price fluctuations in the market.

Factors Contributing to the discrepancies between yen-converted MSCI ACWI ex Japan Index and NAV

This Fund seeks to ensure that its NAV has the same volatility as the yen-converted MSCI ACWI ex Japan Index, however, we cannot always guarantee that the Fund will have the same volatility as the Index due to the following factors attributable to this Fund and to the investment trust securities invested in by this Fund:

  • Lag in the timing of fund inflows and to the purchase of investment trust securities.
  • The potential market impact from the trading, etc., of individual issues when portfolio adjustments are made due to changes in selected issues on MSCI ACWI ex Japan Index or capital transfers, or costs borne by the Fund such as trust fees, brokerage commission, and audit costs, etc.
  • The share-lending fee from securities or dividends of incorporated issues.
  • When derivative transactions such as futures are conducted, discrepancies in price movements between such transactions and part or all of the constituent issues of the MSCI ACWI ex Japan Index.

Discrepancies between the market prices at which stocks are traded on the exchange and the NAV
This Fund is listed on and will be publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange; however, the market price of the units will depend mainly on the demand for the Fund, its investment performance, and how attractive it is to investors in comparison to alternative investments, etc. We cannot predict whether this fund will be traded at a market value below or above its NAV.
*The prices of securities targeted for investment of this Fund will fluctuate due to the aforementioned risks. Therefore, please note that this Fund itself has these risks as well.
*The factors that contribute to fluctuations in the NAV are not limited to those listed above.

Additional Considerations

  • These distribution materials have been created by Nikko Asset Management with the intention of communicating information on "Listed Index Fund World Equity (MSCI ACWI) ex Japan" in order to increase investors' understanding of this Fund.
  • The provisions stipulated in Article 37-6 of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act ("cooling-off period") are not applicable to Fund transactions.
  • This Fund differs from deposits or insurance policies in that it is not protected by the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan or the Policyholders Protection Corporation of Japan. Furthermore, units purchased from registered financial institutions, such as banks, are exempted from compensation by the Japan Investor Protection Fund.
  • When applying for the purchase of this fund, please read carefully the documents that are provided to you before concluding the contract.